Friday, September 24, 2021

2022 Neuqua Valley Congratulates our National Merit Commended Students

About 34,00 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Click HERE to see a full list of the 2022 National Merit Commended Students. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Support Team IPEF and Neuqua Valley in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon in 2021


In less than four weeks, our Team IPEF 2021 members will proudly be representing our schools as charity heroes in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K. Help those from our school reach their fundraising goals and donate below by October 1. 

Half of all funds raised go directly back to our school. Thank you for making a difference for our students. 

Neuqua Staff fundraising for our students this year include:



Winter Coat & Boot Drive

The Indian Prairie Parents’ Council is asking you to Share the Warmth with your friends and neighbors by donating new or gently used, clean coats of all sizes (infant through adult plus size), in addition to other winter accessories (boots, hats, coats, scarves, snow pants, etc.). The winter items will be collected in schools through October 1 and distributed to families in need within our district in early October. Please make sure zippers are in good working condition. 

Drop off your items in the collection boxes labeled “Coat Drive” inside the front entrance of the school. If you have any questions, please contact your PTA/PTSA or ippcpta@gmail.com



2021 Homecoming Dance Ticket Pick Up

Students should pick up Homecoming Dance Tickets ordered online during all lunch periods.

Main - Commons

BFC - Rotunda 

**Must pick up by Friday


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Virtual Options Fair for Students with Disabilities - October 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The West Suburban Options Fair Consortium invites students with disabilities to a virtual post-high school planning night.

Students with disabilities and their parents are invited to attend a VIRTUAL Options Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2021. The OPTIONS FAIR was established to offer students with special needs an opportunity to meet with colleges and universities, trades/certification programs, as well as agencies that can provide services after high school. This program is free to the public.  You can register here

More than 60 exhibitors will be in attendance virtually. The fair is divided into four clusters:

College degree programs, with information regarding admissions and accommodations.

College experience programs, for those interested in continuing their education formally after high school with a focus on developing vocational, social, independent living and academic skills for employment and beyond.

Trades/certification programs, with information regarding admissions and training opportunities in trades such as automotive, skilled manufacturing, HVAC, welding and computer technology.

Adult agencies/services that will provide insight about accessing state funding and services, obtaining government benefits, guardianship, long-term financial planning, day programs and more.

For more information, check out the Options Fair website at https://optionsfair.org, and follow us on social media on Twitter @wsoptionsfair and like our Facebook page at West Suburban Options Fair. For questions, contact wsoptionsfair@gmail.com.

The Neuqua Valley Student Newspaper is Live and Online

The Echo is a student-run publication, fueled by the dedication of the students that make up the staff to bring credible, cogent news to the rest of Neuqua Valley High School.

Any student is welcome to join our staff of writers, reporters, and photographers. A student editorial board is responsible for story assignments, story selection, and story publication along with the designing of the paper itself.

Letters to the Editor are accepted only if accompanied by a name and signature. Submit them, along with any stories or news tips to our email: nvhsecho@gmail.com

​Any material submitted to The Echo is subject to editing for content and space.

For inquiries regarding advertising or general questions about the publication, email: nvhsecho@gmail.com



Thursday, September 16, 2021

GEG Student Voice Film Festival

District 204 and GEG Chicagoland is excited to announce that the GEG Film Festival is returning of the 2021 – 2022 school year. In the past, we had some AWESOME participation and success from 204 students. We are excited that we can bring the film festival back this year and see what your students are able to create!

The theme for this year's festival is "IMAGINE...".

Check out the 204 ONLY Flipgrid for students to share ideas around the theme IMAGINE. Some examples of prompts include “Imagine a World Without, Imagine a World With… Reimagine a Story or Product and MORE…”. The purpose is to use this as a brainstorming opportunity before students create their videos. All are welcome! – Students and Teachers can share even if they are not participating in the film festival.

Important Dates and Information:

September 15th - Launch of Film Festival
December 10th - Due Date for All Films
Early January - Announcement of Winners
Film Festival - IDEAcon Conference in February (date TBD) at Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg


If you have any questions or we can help or support you in any way, please reach out to Andy Fekete: andrew_fekete@ipsd.org


Operation Snowball: WHO I AM Retreat on October 23-24

Do you have a high school student who is interested in youth leadership opportunities or might just want to make some friends? Register your teen now for this life-changing event. Operation Snowball is a fun, engaging and popular leadership development program from 360 Youth Services in partnership with District 204 and District 203. 

This teen-led and adult-guided program for area high school students will be a two-separate day, in-person event this Fall. Presented in a safe and respectful environment, the program addresses challenges facing teens with the goal of increasing self-awareness, strengthening positive coping skills, enhancing self-confidence, expanding decision-making skills (especially regarding alcohol and drugs), enhancing respect for self and others, refining personal values and goals, strengthening communication strategies, and expanding leadership abilities. Presentations, workshops, activities, and small group discussions all combine to empower teens to make healthy decisions and have a positive impact on their peers. 

Information about Operation Snowball’s “Who I Am” retreat on October 23-24 from 10 am - 4 pm is available at 360Snowball. Want to learn more? Follow us on Instagram @OperationSnowball360!



Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Congratulations to the NVHS Class of 2022 National Merit Semifinalists!

Over 1.5 million high school juniors in more than 21,000 schools entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores include critical reading + mathematics + writing skills. In Illinois, students who earned a score of 218 or greater qualified as Semifinalists.

Click here for a list of students.



NV Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Induction Ceremony

4 Neuqua Valley alumni will be inducted to the Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 24th at 6:30pm (between the Sophomore and Varsity home football games). The inductees are:

  • Jake Bender - 2012 Graduate, Track & Field
  • Matt Collum - 2004 Graduate, Wrestling
  • Paige Stevens - 2008 Graduate, Volleyball
  • Joey Rhattigan - 2013 Graduate, Football

For more information, please contact NV Athletic Director, Branden Adkins at branden_adkins@ipsd.org



2022 AP Testing Registration Information

Planning on taking an Advanced Placement exam in May? For information regarding registration, please visit www.nvhsguidance.com or click HERE.




Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Neuqua Valley High School Proudly Presents THE IMPROV SHOW featuring The Third Wheels

A hilarious evening of improv with Neuqua Valley's improv team The Third Wheels

September 16-17 @ 6pm & 8pm
$7 General Admission
Advance tickets available at nvhstheatre.com. Limited tickets will also be sold at the door.

Black Box Theatre
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564
*Please Enter at Door 10.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

NVHS Financial Aid Night 2021 - September 20th at 7:00 PM

NVHS will be hosting our annual Financial Aid Night on Monday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at the main campus. Our guest speaker has over 20 years of experience in college financial aid and will provide an overview on the financial aid process, the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) and updates.

Additional Financial Aid & Scholarship Information can be accessed on the Neuqua Valley Guidance Department Website.



Tuesday, September 7, 2021

National Business Honor Society

National Business Honor Society is a nationally recognized organization that strives to recognize students' excellence in business. Neuqua's National Business Honor Society will be holding their first meeting of the year on September 15th at 6:45 AM in C202 (Large Forum Room).

Find out more information students can join the National Business Honor Society Google Classroom (code: bx2eop7).

Please email Mrs. Franczyk, robin_franczyk@ipsd.org with any questions.

Friday, September 3, 2021

2021 - 2022 Neuqua Theatre Season

Mark your calendars! Updates and information for these incredible performances can always be found on the Neuqua Theatre Page

NVHS Homecoming Week 2021

Neuqua Valley High School Presents Hollywood Nights Homecoming 2021

Homecoming festivities begin on Monday, September 20th, concluding with the dance on Saturday, September 25th.

Homecoming Highlights

Neuqua Knows It Can Dance will be on Tuesday, September 21st, at 7pm at Barb Barrows Stadium. The registration form can be found here and info can be found here. The deadline to register your team is September 8th.

NeuquOlympics will be on Wednesday, September 22nd, at 6pm at the soccer stadium. The registration form can be found here.

The Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, September 25th. The Dance will be outside in the Front Circle at MAIN. Gates will open at 6:45pm. The Dance goes from 7:00-10:00pm. This is a semi-formal event. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, however, appropriate for both concrete and grass. More information on ticket purchases will be shared soon.
School Spirit Days
Monday: PJ Day
Tuesday: Class Color Day
Picture
Wednesday: TEAM Day
Thursday: Flannel Day
Friday: Blue & Gold

Student Activities Week Kicks Off On September 8th

Neuqua Valley High School is proud to support more than 50 different clubs and activities outside of athletics. 

Club information is always available on the Neuqua Student Activities Website.

Some clubs and activities have already gotten rolling, but new members are still welcome. Learn more about the 2021 -22 clubs meeting dates here



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Neuqua Theatre Presents An Afternoon with Broadway Star Ronald Young

Mr. Young appeared in the original productions of MAME, HELLO DOLLY, A CHORUS LINE, MY ONE AND ONLY. Join us for an afternoon of songs, duets with NVHS students, stories from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre and more!

When: Friday, September 10th, 3:00-5:00pm
Where: NVHS Auditorium (2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564)

For more details, please view the nvhstheatre.com website.



Friday, August 27, 2021

Youth and Government Informational Meetings

Wildcats, are you interested in debate? Current events? Improving your leadership or communication skills? Then consider joining Youth and Government.
Youth and Government is a state-wide program focused on developing tomorrow's leaders and promoting active citizenship. In this competitive club, students take on the roles of legislators, attorneys, executive officials, lobbyists, press members and more. Youth and Government culminates in a three-day event where students literally take over the state capitol -- debating bills, arguing and judging cases, and reporting the news of the day.

If this sounds like you, our informational meetings are on Thursday, September 2 OR Thursday, September 9 at 2:30 in room J212 at the freshman building and C204 at the main building.

Please reach out to Kelli Tufo if you have any questions before the meetings: kelli_tufo@ipsd.org

Follow Neuqua Youth & Government on Twitter: @neuquayag



In-Person College Visits - They're Here!

College Admissions Reps return to Neuqua in person this fall to meet with juniors and seniors. Schools from across the U.S. and beyond seek applicants from our student body, and representatives are eager to share with them information about their schools. More information and the visit calendar is available on the Neuqua Valley Guidance College Page



Thursday, August 26, 2021

YAC Seeking High School Members

The 360 Youth Services Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) meets on Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30 pm (Location TBD). Come learn what YAC is all about and join in brainstorming activities to make a positive impact in the community for the school year! Open to all District 203 and 204 high school students. For more information, contact Sarah Indlecoffer.

YAC is a great opportunity for High School students volunteer. Learn More About The Youth Advisory Committee here.



Nominate a Staff Member for the A+ Award

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation and Wells Fargo Advisors are partnering for the eighth year to recognize our outstanding staff members who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our students. One staff member from each of the elementary, middle and high school levels will be recognized each month. Each winner selected will receive funds from Wells Fargo Advisors to use in his or her school. Parents, alumni, and community members are encouraged to submit a nomination. All nominations will be kept for consideration until the end of the current school year. Nominees must currently work in the district. To nominate someone who is making a difference, visit A+ Award.



    

Win $1,000 for Your School - Nominate a Volunteer

BMO Harris Bank and District 204 are proud to bring back the Volunteer of the Month program for the 2021-22 school year. Each month, a deserving volunteer will be honored and his or her school will receive $1,000. Any District 204 staff member or community member can nominate a volunteer. The first volunteer for the 2021-22 school year will be honored in September. Each nomination submitted will be kept on file for consideration through May 2022. To nominate a volunteer, visit Volunteer of the Month.




National PTA Reflections Program

PTA’S REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM BRINGS ART TO LIFE ACROSS THE NATION
Five decades. Ten million students. And you!

REFLECTIONS: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ARTS

“I Will Change the World By…”
That’s the theme for the 2021-22 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969.
Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

• Unleash creative talents and be inspired

• Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork

• Experience the fun and joy of making art

• Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme

• Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

PARTICIPATION IS ONLINE, EASY, EXCITING AND EMPOWERING
All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

Dance Choreography

Literature

Photography

Film Production

Music Composition

Visual Arts

Student participation in arts programs like Reflections is now more important than ever to help them process their thoughts and feelings. You can submit your Reflections submission form and artwork online.  

IPPC Reflections Program 2021-2022

Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs.

You will also find all the competition rules and guidelines on the google site mentioned above.

Last date to submit your artwork: Friday, October 29th, 2021

Questions? Contact NVHS Chair, Vidya Ram, at vram480@gmail.com






Power of Choice Survey

Your vote is needed on the Power of Choice poster images and messages! 

The Power of Choice is a project of 360 Youth Services and works collaboratively with Districts 203 & 204 to provide campaigns for youth, parents and the schools, one focused on supporting parents in talking with their middle schooler about not using alcohol, and another focused on supporting high school students in making healthy choices regarding alcohol and other substance use. 

The Power of Choice team is asking high school teens to participate in a quick survey, and vote on materials/messaging for the 2021-2022 school year.

High School Student Survey

This survey will close on August 31st. 


Monday, August 23, 2021

NV Ultimate Frisbee Registration Now Open!

The fall season begins August 30th and registration is now open! Whether you are looking to try something new, build endurance (Ultimate combines the athletic endurance of soccer with the passing skills of football), improve your Ultimate skills or play competitively...we have a team for you! Visit nvultimate.com for more info and to sign up today. See you on the fields!


Class of 2022 College Information and Application Night

On August 24th, the Senior Class House Counselors will be hosting a Senior College Information and Application Night at 6:30pm (Last name A-L) and 8:00pm (Last name M-Z). These are identical presentations. Enter Door #7 by the Auditorium.

The presentation will include important information about college applications, transcript requests, The Common Application, FAFSA, Schoolinks tools, and more.

Based on needed distancing indoors, we are asking no more than 1 parent and 1 student to attend. We will also be recording the presentation and will share it later that week.

We strongly encourage students and parents to join us for this presentation!

Please visit the Neuqua Valley Department of School Counseling and Social Work Website for updates and additional resources. 



Integrated Pest Management Notification - August 25 & 26

 INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204

Indian Prairie School District 204
1250 Shore Rd
Naperville, IL 60563
 
Dear Parent, Guardian or Staff Member: 
    
Public Acts 91-0099 and 91-0525 mandate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Illinois public schools.  IPM manages pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment; including judicious use of pesticides.  In this context, “pesticide” includes insecticide, herbicide, rodenticide, and fungicide.
 
IPM provides parents/guardians or staff members with prior notice of herbicide application.  Please be aware that on Wednesday - Thursday, Aug 25th – Aug 26th , 2021, weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, athletic fields, cracks and crevices 2 Baseball infields and bleacher pads on the Neuqua Valley High School property. This application will be a “Post-Emergent”. We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.  All are approved for school use, and are an important part of buildings and grounds maintenance. Typically, this application will not present a health concern to students or staff.  However, it is the intent of IPM to allow those with special sensitivity to take appropriate precautions:  in the case of children, as determined by a parent or guardian. 
 
If you have further questions, please call my office at (630) 428-6005.
                                                                                                  
Sincerely,
Sean Jones
Facility Manager Neuqua Valley High School
Indian Prairie School District #204


Friday, August 13, 2021

Integrated Pest Management Notification

INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204
Indian Prairie School District 204
1250 Shore Rd
Naperville, IL 60563
 
Dear Parent, Guardian or Staff Member: 
    
Public Acts 91-0099 and 91-0525 mandate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Illinois public schools.  IPM manages pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment; including judicious use of pesticides.  In this context, “pesticide” includes insecticide, herbicide, rodenticide, and fungicide.
 
IPM provides parents/guardians or staff members with prior notice of herbicide application.  Please be aware that on Wednesday - Friday, Aug 18th – Aug 20th , 2021, weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, athletic fields, cracks and crevices 2 Baseball infields and bleacher pads on the Neuqua Valley High School property. This application will be a “Post-Emergent”. We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.  All are approved for school use, and are an important part of buildings and grounds maintenance. Typically, this application will not present a health concern to students or staff.  However, it is the intent of IPM to allow those with special sensitivity to take appropriate precautions:  in the case of children, as determined by a parent or guardian. 
 
If you have further questions, please call my office at (630) 428-6005.
                                                                                                  
Sincerely,
Sean Jones
Facility Manager Neuqua Valley High School
Indian Prairie School District #204



Student Technology and Password Support

All students should charge and login to their Chromebooks before the first day of the school year.

Resources to support passwords and Chromebooks can be found on the Neuqua Student Technology Resources Website.



Tuesday, July 13, 2021

2021 Summer Dance Workshop - Sunday, August 15

The fun will begin at 1 p.m. when students will arrive at the Birkett Freshman Center to visit with the Orchesis dancers.  The students will then be divided into small groups to learn a dance and enjoy a snack. Parents should return at 3:20 p.m. to watch their dancers perform in the Main Gym at the Birkett Freshman Center.

WHEN:    Sunday, August 15
                  1-4 p.m. (registration begins at 12:45, performance at 3:30, doors open at 3:20)

WHO:       All preschool through 8th grade students 

WHERE:   Neuqua Valley High School Birkett Freshmen Center
                    3220 Cedar Glade Drive (behind baseball field)


ATTIRE:    Summer Dance Workshop T-Shirt (included), comfortable pants, and dance/ gym shoes

COST:       $40 per camper due at Workshop
                   Please make checks payable to NVHS.  (C
hecks must include a phone number.)

SIGN UP: Please sign up here.  Registrations submitted after 8/1 will not guarantee a TShirt.



Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Integrated Pest Management Notification

INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204
Indian Prairie School District 204
1250 Shore Rd
Naperville, IL 60563

Dear Parent, Guardian or Staff Member:

Public Acts 91-0099 and 91-0525 mandate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Illinois public schools. IPM manages pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment; including judicious use of pesticides. In this context, “pesticide” includes insecticide, herbicide, rodenticide, and fungicide.

IPM provides parents/guardians or staff members with prior notice of herbicide application. Please be aware that on Tuesday - Friday, July 6th – July 9th , 2021, weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, athletic fields, cracks and crevices 2 Baseball infields and bleacher pads at Neuqua Valley High School property. This application will be a “Post-Emergent”. We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment. All are approved for school use, and are an important part of buildings and grounds maintenance. Typically, this application will not present a health concern to students or staff. However, it is the intent of IPM to allow those with special sensitivity to take appropriate precautions: in the case of children, as determined by a parent or guardian.

If you have further questions, please call my office at (630) 428-6005.

Sincerely,
Sean Jones
Facility Manager Neuqua Valley High School
Indian Prairie School District #204


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Capture Your Digital Files Before Leaving Neuqua - Google Drive and Adobe Creative Cloud


Graduating seniors and transferring students will lose access to school files and logins during the summer.
Student files cannot be recovered after graduation or after a student leaves the district, so it is important than all transferring or graduating students capture any files for the future. Students who want to keep any files must capture those files before the end of the school year. 

3. Most student files are saved in the cloud, but some specialized classes may have files saved locally in student drives. If a student has local files on a Neuqua desktop or laptop they should either upload these to Google Drive before transferring the files or bring in a flash drive to copy the files directly from the device. 

Friday, May 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Neuqua Valley High School - May 22

You may have recently heard that the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age.

District 203 and District 204 have collaborated with Osco pharmacy to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 8 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 22 at Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th St., Naperville.

Jewel/Osco pharmacists will be administering the Pfizer vaccine (approved for ages 12 and up), which requires two doses. Participants must be available on June 12 to receive the second dose. If a participant cannot make both dates, do not schedule an appointment.

Student participants under the age of 17 must have a parent/guardian complete the consent form prior to coming on-site that day. Please bring a form of identification with you on the day of the vaccine clinic.

For anyone 12 and older, please click here to schedule a vaccine appointment. Please feel free to share the link with anyone interested in receiving the vaccine. 



Wednesday, May 12, 2021

IPEF’s Gifts of Gratitude

Looking for a way to let that special teacher or staff member know how much you appreciate them? Consider honoring them through the IPEF Gifts of Gratitude year-end program. By making a tax-deductible donation to IPEF, your honoree will receive a personalized certificate with your custom message included. Perfect for graduating students and those moving-on to the next level of their academic journey. Each donation supports IPEF’S Teacher Innovation Grants program. Submit your year-end Gift of Gratitude here by May 21. 







Monday, May 10, 2021

Integrated Pest Management Notification

INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204
Indian Prairie School District 204
1250 Shore Rd.
Naperville, IL 60564

Dear Parent, Guardian or Staff Member:

Public Acts 91-0099 and 91-0525 mandate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Illinois public schools.  IPM manages pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment; including judicious use of pesticides.  In this context, “pesticide” includes insecticide, herbicide, rodenticide, and fungicide.

IPM provides parents/guardians or staff members with prior notice of herbicide application.  Please be aware that on Wednesday May 12th, weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the baseball infields, mulched areas, courtyards, playground, tree rings, fenced areas, fence lines, and bleacher pads at Neuqua Valley High School and Freshmen campus property. This application will be a “Post-Emergent”. We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.  All are approved for school use, and are an important part of buildings and grounds maintenance. Typically, this application will not present a health concern to students or staff.  However, it is the intent of IPM to allow those with special sensitivity to take appropriate precautions:  in the case of children, as determined by a parent or guardian.  

If you have further questions, please call my office at (630) 428-6005. 

Sincerely,
Sean Jones
Facility Manager Neuqua Valley High School
Indian Prairie School District #204


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Integrated Pest Management Notification

INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204
Indian Prairie School District 204
1250 Shore Rd.
Naperville, IL 60564

Dear Parent, Guardian or Staff Member:
     
Public Acts 91-0099 and 91-0525 mandate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Illinois public schools.  IPM manages pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment; including judicious use of pesticides.  In this context, “pesticide” includes insecticide, herbicide, rodenticide, and fungicide.
IPM provides parents/guardians or staff members with prior notice of herbicide application.  Please be aware that on Friday May 7th and Saturday May 8th, weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the baseball infields, mulched areas, courtyards, playground, tree rings, fenced areas, fence lines, and bleacher pads at Neuqua Valley High School and Freshmen campus property. This application will be a “Post-Emergent”. We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.  All are approved for school use and are an important part of buildings and grounds maintenance. Typically, this application will not present a health concern to students or staff.  However, it is the intent of IPM to allow those with special sensitivity to take appropriate precautions:  in the case of children, as determined by a parent or guardian.  

If you have further questions, please call my office at (630)428-6005.
                                                                                                  
Sincerely,
Sean Jones
Facility Manager Neuqua Valley High School
Indian Prairie School District #204



Monday, May 3, 2021

Neuqua Valley High School Presents "Frozen Jr."

Neuqua Valley High School is excited to produce the enchanting Disney classic of ""Frozen Jr"". Our musical production expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between sisters, Princesses Anna and Elsa, as true love and acceptance reigns. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. Do not be fooled by the “jr” tag at the end of the title as the only aspect that makes this so is the show’s run length. With a cast of beloved characters, filled with magic, adventure, and humor, ""Frozen Jr."" is sure to thaw even the coldest heart. 

Streaming Dates & Times: May 14-16 & May 21-23 at 12pm, 3pm, & 6pm.

  • Target Age: All Ages
  • Website: nvhstheatre.com
  • Approximate Viewing Length: 60-70 minutes
  • Price: $10 per streaming device (plus a $2.95 service fee)"
*During the creation of our recorded performance, rigorous safety protocols based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), University of Colorado Aerosol, and the Actors’ Equity Association COVID-19 guidelines were used to protect all students, staff, musicians, and performers.



Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wildcat Summer STEM Camp is Happening This Summer!

Wildcat Summer STEM, a Science Olympiad- run fund raising event is a 4 day summer camp for students entering 6th, 7th, 9th, and 9th grade next fall.  It will be at Neuqua Valley HS June 14-17.  There will be 2 sessions to choose from. 8 AM-Noon and 1 PM-5 PM.  The registration link is here

This is run by Neuqua Valley Science Olympiad coaches and team members.  Participants will work in teams in the Science Olympiad spirit to complete STEM challenges throughout the week such as:  building a air powered rocket, a rubber band powered car, a water filter, a timing device, a roller coaster, and escaping from our escape room.  

Strict COVID protocols will be followed including mask wearing, hand washing , and social distancing.



Monday, April 26, 2021

Wildcat Athletic Summer Camps are Back!

The Neuqua Valley Coaching Staff is excited to offer a wide range of athletic summer camps for different age levels and sports. Camp information and registration is now available for the Summer 2021 Wildcat Athletic Camps. 

Learn more about these camps and how to register on the 2021 Summer Camp Information Page

Please reach out to your sport’s head coach with any questions.



Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Power of Choice Survey

Your input is needed on the Power of Choice campaign. The Power of Choice is a project of 360 Youth Services in collaboration with District 203 and District 204 focused on supporting parents and students making healthy choices related to teen alcohol and other substance use. The Power of Choice is asking middle school parents and high school teens to participate in a short survey to provide feedback regarding where they receive information. The deadline to take the survey is Friday, April 30.


District 204 Parent Feedback Survey for the 2021-22 School Year

The district is planning on full in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. School districts are required by the state to provide the option of remote learning only for students with medical exemptions. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH),  “Consistent with the updated guidance from the CDC, families of students who are at increased risk of severe illness (including those with special health care needs) or who live with people at increased risk must be given the option of remote instruction.” Remote learning will only be offered to students who meet the IDPH criteria. 

To assist in our planning for next year, we are asking parents/guardians to let us know if you plan to request remote learning if your child meets the IDPH criteria. The number of students who participate in remote learning directly impacts the instructional program the district can offer. Program details and the process for applying to participate will be provided at a later date. At that time, you will be asked to provide a firm commitment for the 2021-22 school year. 

Please provide your feedback by Monday, April 26, 2021 at  2021-22 School Year



Online Registration for the 2021 - 2022 School Year Will Open on May 3

Online registration for new and returning students for the upcoming school year will begin on May 3, 2021. 
Parents and guardians will use ParentVue’s online registration portal starting May 3. Parents will be able to complete residency verification, including uploading necessary documents, during online registration. 

Complete registration information is available online.